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Final Fantasy VII

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Print advertisement - PC Player 06/1998:
    Laß Dir eine Standleitung zum Pizza-Service einrichten.

    FINAL FANTASY VII
    Jetzt für den PC!


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115638) on Apr 27, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - Windows (Germany):
    DER ALLMÄCHTIGE KONZERN SHINRA HAT EINE MÖGLICHKEIT GEFUNDEN, LEBENSENERGIE ANDERER PLANETEN ABZUERNTEN. RÜCKSICHTSLOS STREBT DIE SHINRA INC. NACH DER HERRSCHAFT ÜBER DAS ALL. DASS UNSERE WELT DAMIT IHRER LEBENSGRUNDLAGE BERAUBT WIRD, KÜMMERT DEN KONZERN NICHT. DOCH EINE KLEINE WIDERSTANDSGRUPPE NAMENS AVALANCHE HAT DER SHINRA INC. DEN KAMPF ANGESAGT. DAS TÖDLICHE TREIBEN DER AUSBEUTER SOLL EIN ENDE HABEN.
    SIE SCHLÜPFEN IN DIE ROLLE VON CLOUD STRIFE, EINES EHEMALIGEN SOLDATEN DS SHINRA-KONZERNS. CLOUD IST DER WIDERSTANDGRUPPE AVALANCHA ALS SÖLDNER BEIGETRETEN, ANFANGS OHNE JEDES PERSÖNLICHES INTERESSE. DOCH ALS SICH DIE EPISCHE, GEHEIMNISVOLLE GESCHICHTE UM FREUNDSCHAFT, LIEBE UND DEN GEWALTIGEN KAMPF VON GUT GEGEN BÖSE ENTFALTET, ERGREIFT DER HELD PARTEI...

    • EINZIGARTIGES ABENTEUER VOLLER INNOVATIONEN UND FANTASY
    • RIESIGE, PHANTASTISCH GERENDERTE 3D-LANDSCHAFTEN
    • PACKENDES ROLLENSPIEL MIT INSGESAMT 9 HELDEN
    • RUNDENBASIERTES "ECHTZEIT"-KAMPFSYSTEM GEGEN SHINRAS TÖDLICHE MONSTER UND ROBOTER
    • ÜBER EINE STUNDE FILMSZENEN
    • SIEBEN SPANNENDE MINI-SPIELE UND ZAHLREICHE UNTERMISSIONEN

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115638) on Apr 20, 2009.

www.square-enix-usa.com:
    "It has been said that everything in the universe is fundamentally composed of energy. What we think of as matter is really nothing more than a certain type of energy. And since energy cannot be created or destroyed but merely transferred, some speculate that living beings never truly die. Their life energy is simply returned to the universe in its simplest form."

    --Joe Rybickii & Dido Perez, P.S.X. Magazine

    This is where the story of Final Fantasy VII begins. It seems that an evil power company called Shinra, Inc. has found a way to mine this life energy, draining it from the earth, and using it to control the universe. Fortunately, a resistance organization know as AVALANCHE, has vowed to put an end to Shinra's destructive practices. The story focuses on Cloud, an ex-soldier of Shinra, who teams up with AVALANCHE, and along the way, encounters some very mysterious and powerful allies who help him fight against the deadly creatures Shinra has created to protect its empire. You, as the game player, will decide their fate.

    Featuring seamless 3D gameplay and animation, Final Fantasy VII contains hundreds of pre-rendered, computer-generated backgrounds and features real-time battles, vast map screens, and a complex and engrossing storyline. Published on three CDs, Final Fantasy VII will be one of the largest and most richly detailed gaming experiences ever created.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jul 03, 2005.

us.playstation.com:
    "A struggle to determine the planet's future..."

    Explore a world of black destruction -- and unimaginable beauty. Wander through dripping sewers, abandoned towns, ancient forests. Bustling cities stand high above the slums they have created on a plate supported by pillars, forever shunning the poverty and ruination from view. Despite the yet-untouched breathtaking splendor on the outskirts of the planet or the candy-colored, plastic facade of the Las Vegas-style commerce center, this is a world without hope of tomorrow. The mega-conglomerate Shinra, Inc. has a stranglehold over the planet's natural resources through their Mako Reactors, which permanently leach the essential life-force from the land. A few rebel groups have been formed to fight these sinister forces. The most powerful of these groups, AVALANCHE, includes some of the strongest, cleverest and most passionate fighters the world has seen, all of whom have lost something of personal value to the evil corporation or perhaps have suffered even greater indignities. With the addition of their newest member, Cloud Strife, a former Shinra SOLDIER, AVALANCHE may just be primed to win back control of the world.

    Playing primarily as Cloud, you have the starring role in an epic saga that spans 3 CDs of gameplay -- and will call on both your physical and mental powers. Prepare for terrorism, cross-dressing, a train graveyard, a city-sized amusement park, fortune-telling, animal racing, stealing, snowboarding, and the fight of Cloud's life, which will take you deep inside the planet. You will travel to the bitterest frozen tundra, an exotic island resort, an ancient forest, a village made of giant bones, numerous caves, and Cloud's hometown. Oh, and if you start to hear voices in your head, don't fret -- you're right on course. Suffering from partial amnesia as a result of a horrible event in his past, Cloud is also searching for his childhood hero, the legendary Sephiroth, who seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jul 03, 2005.

GameFan Magazine * Volume 5 * Issue 10:
    It's to a human what headlights are to a deer.

    Contributed by Stillman (7515) on May 21, 2004.

Press Release - Windows:
    EIDOS AND SQUARESOFT ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF FINAL FANTASY VII FOR THE PC

    Epic Summer Blockbuster Sets a New Standard for Role-Playing Games on the PC

    June 25, 1998, San Francisco - The long awaited, best-selling PlayStation game, Final Fantasy VII, from the 18 million unit, best-selling Final Fantasy franchise, is now shipping for the PC CD-ROM platform. One of the summer's premiere blockbuster titles, Final Fantasy VII for the PC is published by Eidos Interactive, known for its mega-hit cross-platform Tomb Raider games, and developed by Square Co., Ltd., known in the gaming industry for creating the legendary Final Fantasy franchise. SquareSoft, Inc., a subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd. has recreated the game for the PC.

    "Final Fantasy fans and PC owners have been waiting years for this game to arrive," said Mike McGarvey, COO, Eidos Interactive. "We're thrilled to be shipping this ground-breaking PC game that will entrench consumers in gameplay all summer long."



    A multi-million dollar production, Final Fantasy VII fills four CD-ROMs and features more than 60 minutes of full-motion movies, more than 20 beautifully rendered, high quality, computer-generated futuristic cities and towns to explore and more than 50 hours of seamless gameplay. The PC's 3D graphics capabilities give Final Fantasy VII heightened resolution on background scenes, magic effects and small details such as facial expressions on the nine playable characters, giving the PC version a gorgeous, highly crafted movie-like quality. Final Fantasy VII is the first role-playing game to offer a seamless transition from full-motion computer generated movie sequences to actual gameplay.

    Square Soft, Inc., a subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd. Japan, manages the development of video games in North America and Europe. The company was established in Redmond, Wash., and relocated its headquarters to Costa Mesa, Calif. in July 1996.

    Eidos Interactive, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64 as well as the Internet. Eidos Interactive is part of London-based Eidos plc (NASDAQ: EIDSY), with additional offices in San Francisco, Paris and Hamburg, Germany. Eidos plc also includes Eidos Technologies, a software-based video compression company, Glassworks, a state-of-the-art post-production facility specializing in digital special effects for the television, feature film and advertising industries. More information on Eidos Interactive's line of products can be on the Internet at http://www.eidosinteractive.com .


    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 31, 2004.

Back of Case (U.S. version):
    "...quite possibly the greatest game ever made." - GameFan Magazine.

    An epic adventure across 3 cd-roms.

    What begins as a rebellion against an evil corporation becomes much more. And what erupts goes beyond imagination.

    With vivid landscapes, lush 3D animation and environments, Square Soft's multi-million dollar masterpiece is like nothing ever seen before. And it is only on PlayStation.

    "Towers over the competition in terms of graphics, sounds, story, and playability" - Game Pro Magazine.

    Contributed by James P. Wong (2399) on Sep 25, 2003.

Eidos Interactive Game Catalog:
    The evil and powerful company, Shinra Inc., has found a way to mine life energy, draining it from the planet to control the universe. As Cloud, an ex-soldier of Shinra, you will team up with resistance organization known as AVALANCHE to put an end to Shinra's destructive ways. It's an epic story of friendship, love, and the battle between good and evil.

    KEY FEATURES:
  • "Real-time", turned-based battle systems.
  • Explore massive, beautifully rendered, high-quality computer generated locations in this epic adventure across 4 CD-ROMS.
  • 9 playable characters.
  • Navigate through the enormous Final Fantasy VII world on vehicles such as a submarine and a futuristic aircraft, or a friendly Chocobo.
  • Seven mini-games and several sub-quests.

    Contributed by コナン (76898) on Apr 15, 2001.

Box Cover (Eidos Platinum Edition):
    "One of the best role-playing experiences ever."

    An evil and powerful corporation is slowly draining life from the planet in an effort to control the universe. However, a small rebellion, known as AVALANCHE, has vowed to put an end to this destructive plan.

    You take on the role of Cloud Strife, an ex-soldier of the evil Shinra corporation, who joins AVALANCHE as a selfish mercenary, but becomes much more involved in this mysterious epic of friendship, love, and the battle between good and evil.

    • Explore massive, beautifully rendered locations in this amazing adventure that goes beyond reality
    • Team up with and play a total of nine characters
    • Battle deadly creatures and the Shinra empire in this state-of-the-art "real-time" turn-based battle system
    • Over 60 minutes of cinematic sequences
    • Challenge youreself in the seven mini-games and several sub-quests


    "truly like no other"

    "The graphics, storyline, cutscenes, and play control are unlike anything you've played on the PC before."

    Contributed by コナン (76898) on Apr 01, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    The long awaited, best-selling PlayStation game, Final Fantasy VII, from the 18 million unit, best-selling Final Fantasy franchise, is now shipping for the PC CD-ROM platform. One of the summer's premiere blockbuster titles, Final Fantasy VII for the PC is published by Eidos Interactive, known for its mega-hit cross-platform Tomb Raider games, and developed by Square Co., Ltd., known in the gaming industry for creating the legendary Final Fantasy franchise. SquareSoft, Inc., a subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd. has recreated the game for the PC.

    A multi-million dollar production, Final Fantasy VII fills four CD-ROMs and features more than 60 minutes of full-motion movies, more than 20 beautifully rendered, high quality, computer-generated futuristic cities and towns to explore, and more than 50 hours of seamless gameplay. The PC's 3D graphics capabilities give Final Fantasy VII heightened resolution on background scenes, magic effects and small details such as facial expressions on the nine playable characters, giving the PC version a gorgeous, highly crafted movie-like quality. Final Fantasy VII is the first role-playing game to offer a seamless transition from full-motion computer generated movie sequences to actual gameplay.

    Contributed by Alan Chan (3511) on Feb 14, 2000.